IWSG: Free writing classes!

IWSG: Free writing classes!

Am I the only one who wants Christmas back? I was happy to see the end of 2020, but so far, 2021 has brought me: a broken filling (ouch), “fun” with an insurance company who wrongly terminated my benefits, a kitten that was so destructive he had to be...
IWSG: New Christmas novella released

IWSG: New Christmas novella released

To paraphrase Poltergeist, “I’m ba-ack.” At least for now. When Alex Cavanaugh, the great leader of the Insecure Writer’s Support Group, suggested I make my monthly newsletter post an IWSG one so I didn’t have to leave the group, I...
IWSG: A fond farewell

IWSG: A fond farewell

Something had to give. I’ve known it for some time now. I just couldn’t figure out what. Or maybe the truth was I didn’t want to admit it — even to myself. But, after seventeen years of blogging, I’m hanging up my hat. I thought it would...
IWSG: Spinning in Circles

IWSG: Spinning in Circles

Hello Insecure Writing friends (and wonderful readers), Does anyone else feel like they’re on a sadistic merry-go-round? Mine looks like this… 1. I get a writing-related job to support my dream of being a full-time author 2. The writing-related job...
Scary True Stories: The day the music died

Scary True Stories: The day the music died

What happens when the thing you love most is suddenly stolen from you? Natalie Purdie had a passion for dancing. From the age of eight years old, she “ate, slept, and drank” dance. “Dancing was my life,” she says. When Natalie was sixteen, her...